Climate-fit.city kicks off
As sweltering heatwaves hit cities across Europe, 14 European organisations kicked off a new EU project on urban climate adaptation in Antwerp on 14-16 June 2017.
Climate-fit.city aims at encouraging a genuine market uptake of urban climate services in Europe; the end goal is to establish a European-wide service that, by means of a network of local business intermediaries, will translate the best available scientific urban climate data into added-value information for a wide range of actors in cities.
This was the first time that the whole consortium, 14 organisations from six different countries (AT, BE, CH, CZ, DE, IT, ES), gathered in one place. The meeting provided an opportunity for partners to get to know each other better and present their organisations, roles in the project, ideas and workplans.
Each partner presented their foreseen activities, receiving feedback and questions from the other partners. In addition, a small gender workshop was organised with a general introduction and separate group discussions on how to take care of gender aspects in each service.
The kick-off meeting allowed partners to exchange knowledge and experiences, to share their individual expectations towards the project, and to build a strong team spirit and set the foundations for the work ahead.
The first demonstration cases will be implemented in Antwerp, Barcelona, Bern, Prague, Rome and Vienna in the sectors of energy, cultural heritage, mobility, health and urban planning.
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